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Nearby Nature – April 2015

There's so much happening outside right now! Leaf buds are swelling, the earliest flowers have blossomed and garden beds have workable soil. The white-tailed jackrabbits are slowly changing colour from white to brown and a wide range of bird song can be heard along our street. Despite being out of town for a couple of…

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Nearby Nature – March 2015

Spending time outside, close to nature, improves my state of mind and helps keep me active. So I'm always on the lookout for articles, reports and books that support my nature habit. I first came across Richard Louv's Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder about 10 years ago. A…

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Nearby Nature – February 2015

For background information on the benefits of noticing nearby nature, please read this post. Here are three nature things I noticed while out and about in our neighbourhood this month: 1. Backyard deer - A small herd of Rocky Mountain Mule deer spends part of each winter browsing, sleeping and generally hanging out in our…